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Graduation Wednesday 26th of April

24 April 2023
Graduation Wednesday 26th of April

A graduation ceremony for GRÓ Fisheries Training Programme’s 24th cohort of fellows will be held Wednesday 26th of April.

The ceremony will take place at the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Fornubúðum 5 Hafnarfirði and start at 14:00.

Immediately following the ceremony, a poster exhibition of the final projects of the graduating fellows, will be unveiled at the same location.

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Order of events:

  • 13:50 - 14:00 Guests arrive.
  • 14:00 - 14:05 Director of Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Mr. Þorsteinn Sigurðsson opens the graduation with a welcome speech.
  • 14:05 - 14:10 Director of GRÓ, Ms. Nína Björk Jónsdóttir, says a few words on behalf of GRÓ – International Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainable use of Natural Resources and Societal Change under the auspices of UNESCO.
  • 14:10 - 14:15 Áslaug Eir Hólmgeirsdóttir, Director General of the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries says a few words on behalf of the ministry.
  • 14:15 - 14:45 Julie Ingham, Director of GRÓ-FTP, presents fellows as they receive their graduation certificates.
  • 14:45 - 14:50 Chadwick Bironga Henry, fellows’ representative, speaks on behalf of the group.
  • 14:50 - 15:00 Director of Marine and Freshwater Research Institute delivers closing words.
  • 15:00-15:30 Reception.

The 2022-23 cohort of graduates includes 22 fellows from 14 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. This year women are two more than man, the ratio being 12 against 10.

The biggest line of specialisation is the Fisheries Policy and Management line (9), then Aquatic Resource Assessment and Monitoring (6), Sustainable Aquaculture (4) and Quality Management (3).

One fellow had to return home early but plans to graduate next year. Additionally there was one special guest who did not belong to any of the four lines.

Since the programme started in 1998, 464 fellows have completed the training in Iceland.

2022-23 fellows' Page